Allegra wins in the multihull division and Morgana wins the Southern Wind trophy • Live Sail Die
The Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta ended today with victory in the race of the day and overall victory for the Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed, owned by YCCS member Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, assisted as always on tactics by Jochen Schuemann. In the multihull category, the overall winner was Allegra, owned by Adrian Keller and tactician Paul Larsen, who was beaten in the final race of the event today by Lord Irvine Laidlaw’s Highland Fling XVII.
The weather conditions, with an overcast sky and a capricious and variable breeze, gave food for thought to the race committee, before opting for a course due south. From the start line located off Porto Cervo, the two divisions rounded the island of Soffi before heading towards the Bisce pass and the finish line. Once again, departure procedures were launched as planned at 12:30 p.m. with the Multihulls departing first, followed by the staggered individual departures for the Superyacht Division.
The duel between the Allegra and Highland Fling XVII multihulls appeared to be headed in Allegra’s direction, but a tactical decision to sail close to shore as they approached the finish line allowed Highland Fling to overtake her rival on the line, of a single second in real time – which would translate to 1 minute and 5 seconds in corrected time.
The competition was no less heated in the Superyacht division, where Magic Carpet Cubed was forced to defend the overall lead it had won with victory on day one, as pursuers Bullitt and Magic Blue closed in. . With Bullit and Magic Blue finishing second and third today, as well as overall, the podium places and trophies donated by Giorgio Armani went to a trio of Wally yachts.
In addition to the Silver Jubilee Cup for the winner of the Superyacht Division, Magic Carpet Cubed owner Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones received the YCCS Trophy for the best result among the members of the organizing club and the Pantaenius Trophy for the best starts. The Traditional Superyacht Trophies presented by Giorgio Armani went to Inoui, Ribelle and Morgana respectively. The Southern Wind Trophy was awarded on behalf of the shipyard by Andrea Micheli, to the SW 100′ Morgana.
During the Southern Wind Rendezvous, the South African shipyard’s sailing ‘community’ enjoyed friendly day sailings, where the most coveted prize was time on board, in the company of friends and family. .
Jochen Schuemann, tactician on Magic Carpet Cubed: “We are happy, this victory shows that we have made good progress after a slower than expected start to the season. Here we had an additional element to manage because when starting last and then overtaking the fleet, you have to respect the safety rule and maintain a minimum distance of 40 meters with the other yachts, which was not easy . On the other hand, the wind gave us a lot of tactical options, so we had a few more opportunities.
Paul Larsen, Tactician on Allegra: “It’s a perfect place for multihull sailing, really special, it’s just in the mix of loading these boats and on the edge of the flying hulls, and then you look at the scenery and just drive past and try not to get distracted The race with our opponent was always tight, today we lost the race by a minute probably because we had a little too much weight on board Every detail can make a difference, from gusts to maneuvering speed, that’s why we updated the boat with faster winches, and you can see the results. It’s beautiful, it was amazing.
Michael Illbruck, YCCS Commodore: “I am delighted with the success, both at sea and ashore, of our superyacht regatta. I would like to thank Giorgio Armani for choosing YCCS and Superyacht Regatta. We have many values in common and our Piazza Azzurra was busier than ever. On behalf of the YCCS, I would like to thank the owners who return year after year with their yachts, which are the stars of this event. The race committee did a great job managing the conditions, choosing the best course each day in this idyllic setting. My thanks go to them, the International Jury and the whole YCCS team who organized an excellent event.
The next edition of the Giorgio Armani Super Regacht Regatta is scheduled for 2023, while the next sailing events at YCCS will be Italia Yachts Sailing Week from June 15-18 and the ORC World Championship from June 22-30.
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